Tulsa Police create community partnership to curb violence

Tuesday, March 2nd 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Community leaders are joining forces, to try and curb drugs and violence on Tulsa streets.

Tulsa Police took time Monday night to connect with the public at a meeting organized by the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance. The idea is to create a partnership between the community and Tulsa Police.

Officers outlined the challenges they face in trouble spots all over the city. Then they took written questions from citizens. Tulsa Police Major Mark McCrory: "If you let us know what the problems are and try to work with us, try to make them better, that's all we ask. Give us a chance, work together and I guarantee things will get better."

Creating a community partnership is part of the recent settlement of a racial discrimination lawsuit by a group of black police officers.